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form

noun
 
 
/fɔːm/
TYPE [C] B2 a type of something or way of doing something: Swimming is the best form of exercise.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
PAPER [C] A2 a printed document with spaces for you to write information: Please fill in/out the form using black ink.Official documentsPaper
the form of sth the particular way in which something exists: The novel is written in the form of a series of letters. The medicine comes in the form of a liquid or pills.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
SPORT [U] In sport, someone's form is how well or badly they are performing: The team seems to have lost its form lately.Quality and standard
be in/on/off form UK If someone is in form or on form, they are feeling or performing well, and if they are off form they are not feeling or performing well: Harry was on good form last night.Fit and healthyEnergetic and lively
SCHOOL GROUP [C] UK ( US grade) B1 a school class or group of classes for students of the same age or ability: He's in the third form.Students and pupils
SHAPE [C] the body or shape of someone or somethingPatterns and shapes
GRAMMAR [C] B1 a way of writing or saying a word that shows if it is singular or plural, past or present, etc: The plural form of 'sheep' is 'sheep'. →  See also application form , sixth form Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
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